NAVA Gamer's Gathering, April 26th: "Rare and Collectible"

NAVA = North Atlantic Videogame Aficionados. This is a FREE event bringing gamers together for competition, trading, and chatter.

Previously at NAVA...
- In our last episode, in the weeks before Wrestlemania XXX we celebrated our favorite retro wrestling games.
- The arcade challenge was Mat Mania. Some pencil neck geek walked away with a cool $20.
- At the 6pm tournament we grappled with WWF No Mercy for Nintendo 64 and Stephen Sifuentes walked away with the belt! This is one of those rare NAVAs where the winner has been added to the Tournament Hall of Fame located above our arcade machines. Because, No Mercy.
- Games and systems traded hands between attendees who brought their own trade boxes.

See it all in our photo gallery section at the store's website and feel free to comment!

This month! April will be the "Rare and Collectible" edition of NAVA. We'll be using the store's display cases to show a bit more than the store's mini-museum. Besides the "behind glass stuff", systems you may see (they're rare!) and play will include Apple/Bandai Pippin, Cassette Vision, FM Towns Marty, MSX2 and X68000. There will be games you've never seen before at this NAVA!

HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE!  Got a game, peripheral, memorabilia that you want to "show and tell"? Let us know or just bring them along we'll put them behind glass for the day. Everything will be locked down and hands off. If you tell us in advance what you'd like to bring we may even create a museum card for your item(s)!

Arcade challenge! We wanted to choose a game that's both rare AND fun for this month's challenge, so we chose the 1986 Konami game - a prototype - called "Rock 'n Rage. In the game you will find yourself smashing zombies and mummies with guitars and mic stands. Be the best at the game on this one day by logging the highest score on our arcade cabinet by 9pm and win a nifty $20 gift certificate and possibly get your name added to the "House Champion" tournament plaque on the Wall of Fame just above the arcade section of the store. Arcade challenge games are set to FREE PLAY all day, but please remember to let everyone get a shot. If you get the high score, move on, and no hogging the cabinet!

Remember to get your trade boxes in order so we can all buy, sell and trade together. Wear your NAVA or Digital Press t-shirt for the maximum discount on store purchases. Also, bring your Nintendo 3DS to share street passes... it's NAVA time!

RSVP (optional):!/digitpress?sk=events
When: Saturday, April 26th, 3pm to midnight.
Where: Digital Press Videogames:
What happens: Gaming, trading, tournaments, big prizes! Extra game stations are set up around the store. Attendance is FREE. Half price for kids!
What can I bring?: It's nice to share. Snacks, soda and beer are always appreciated. Cakes have been very popular as well.

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